Cultural Tourism

MARANURA

One of the most beautiful districts of Cusco region is located in the Province of La Convención, and is nothing less than the district of Maranura, 200 kilometers from the City of Cusco (04 hours by car) which main economic resource is the agricultural activity, it’s fields and the climate allow the cultivation of coca plants; legal cultivation and allowed by the Peruvian government; cultivation of the best coffee in Peru, tropical fruits such as mangos, oranges, tangerines, lemons, bananas, among others, cacao cultivation, achiote cultivation, vegetable cultivation (various species of beans).

Because of its easy access and proximity to Machupicchu; the district of Maranura is a great option for visitors to enjoy and combine an experiential and experimental tourism, with Machu Picchu and the crystalline hot springs of the district of Santa Teresa.

The program and itinerary is carried out according to your activities and requirements, for which you will have an expert in the elaboration of a program made to your measure and requirements.

LOCATION

The district of Maranura is located in the south center of the Province of La Convención; Department of Cusco at a height of 1110 meters above sea level (3635 feet)

ACCESS ROUTE CUSCO – MARANURA

The access from the city of Cusco is through an asphalted road of 200 kilometers in which is located the tourist attractions of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the archaeological site of  Chinchero, Ollantaytambo, the Malaga pass, (the Nevado la Verónica), the archaeological site of Huamanmarca, the tea producing plant in Amaybamba and Huyro (Tea Huyro).

ACCESS MARANURA TO MACUPICCHU

The access is through a road of 30 kilometers to the district of Santa Teresa which can also be done on foot ovar original Inca’s road, where the hot spring of crystalline water of Cocalmayo is located; to continue then through a road with a distance of 20 kilometers to the town of Hicroelectrica; finally the final access of 12 kilometers to the town of Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu) through the train track.

WEATHER

The district of Maranura has a tropical climate, warm and semi-warm thermal regime where the average annual temperature of the district is 15.4 ° C with abundant rainfall, where you can see two seasons defined as rain and drought.

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

  • Chinche Sanctuary
  • Hacienda Chinche
  • Qorit’ika Recreational Center
  • Ayunay Waterfalls
  • Yanay waterfalls

FESTIVITIES

  • Cruz Velacuy May 3
  • Virgen del Carmen July 16
  • Virgin of the Assumption August 15
  • Lord of Exaltation of Chinche September 14
  • Anniversary of the District November 15

CULTURAL TOURISM IN MARANURA

YANAPAY TOUR E.I.R.L allows the visitor to know, enjoy and experience agricultural activities with the residents and farmers of the district of Maranura, directly for a better understanding of the daily work within the fields, the main attractions being the legal plantations and careful of Coca plants, coffee plants, fruit plants, cultivation of wild tubers such as uncucha, yucca, as well as the harvest of the mentioned products.

The cultivation and harvest of each of these mentioned products varies periodically during the year, some of them have a unique production in the year, such as Coffee, Mango, Oranges and Tangerines and some others may have a constant production in the year such as the plantations of Coca and Banana.

  • Plantation and coca harvest
  • Planting and harvesting coffee
  • Cacao plantation and harvest
  • Mango plantation and harvest
  • Banana plantation and harvest
  • Plantation and orange harvest
  • Tangerine plantation and harvest
  • Wood activities
  • Cleaning and weeding activities for crop areas

SUGGESTED PACKAGE

Day 01 Cusco – Sacred Valley of the Incas – Maranura

Day 02 Maranura Cultural tourism – Short Walk and Bird Watching.

Day 03 Maranura – Santa Teresa (hiking).

Day 04 Santa Teresa – Aguas Calientes (hiking)

Day 05 Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu – Cusco

IMPORTANT: The suggested package is subject to changes according your requirements.